Third World Fiji

Stumble away from the beach bars and infinity pools making up the isolated resort neighborhoods, and you’ll find an island nation in a state of unresolved modernization. It is easy to be sheltered from the real Fiji, but as small as the main island is, still so easy to wander out and see for yourself [...]

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Travel-Sized Living

6 months after moving out of our home and into a friend’s spare bedroom, we’re back to packing and moving again.  Luckily we got rid of most of our stuff last spring. The hard part is that what we’re left with now is all the stuff we really want to keep.  But our backpacks are [...]

The Next Big Leap.

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The Next Big Leap.

Three weeks and countless hours later, we just closed the door of our vacant house. It looks entirely different from the condo we moved into 6 years ago. Every corner has been updated and personalized, pondered over, and redesigned. I’m going to try not to sound overdramatic when I say I feel like i’m going [...]

Breathe

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Breathe

I am learning how to shut my mind off. Funny, since I’ve spent the better part of three decades struggling to keep it going in overdrive. My attempts to try to ease my constantly running internal monologue have generally failed. I am constantly reviewing ‘to do’ lists in my head, thinking about tomorrow’s project meetings, [...]

The Road to Moving Out

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The Road to Moving Out

I was lucky to wake up with a mild hangover on Saturday– it was on purpose.  I needed it. While wishing it had been slightly stronger, I’m not going to complain. This was an event I had been nervous to approach and a moderate headache paired with a dose of lethargy was only appropriate. We [...]